Lighthouse Swinoujscie, Swinoujscie

Świnoujście Lighthouse, also known as Swinemünde Lighthouse, is an active lighthouse in Świnoujście (Swinemünde), Poland. At a height of it is the fifteenth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the tallest brick lighthouse, and the tallest in Poland. It is located on the east bank of the river Świna just inside the entrance.
The first lighthouse in the location was built in 1828. The current structure is from 1857. The cross-section of the entire 1857 tower was octagonal. However, in 1902–1903 the tower was restored to repair spalled brickwork. This converted the shape of the tower above the first gallery to the current round shape.
The tower was damaged during World War II. In 1945, during the retreat of the German troops, an order was given to destroy the lighthouse. However, the German keeper refused the order and the tower survived. The damage was only repaired in 1959.
In 1998–2000, for the new Millennium, the lighthouse was restored. It was and opened to the public in August 2000, along with a lighthouse museum in the keeper's house.
The tower is built of yellow bricks and is unpainted. The base of the tower is octagonal with a gallery. The tower itself is round with a second gallery and a lantern. In clear weather the view from the top gallery is about. Adjacent to the tower is a 2-story brick keeper's house and a museum.
There are 300 steps up to the second gallery.
The museum and tower are open Monday through Friday.
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  • Located in the middle of the industrial area-but definitely worth a trip! Even if it takes 300 steps to climb-the view is often worth it!
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  • The highest lighthouse in Poland and one of the highest in Europe. It has 68m. After defeating 300 stairs as a reward beautiful view. Unfortunately there is no bus that will be kursowalby to the lighthouse. We decided to overcome the route from the ferry by foot but it is more than 5 km. In addition, now part of the route is a construction site so it was not particularly nice. But by the way we watched the Swinoujski gazoport.
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  • Fantastic view from the top. Definitely worth climbing the stairs to see it.
  • Very tiring climb (around 300 steep granite slab steps) but the sights at the top are so much worth it... brilliant Świna river delta with the island in the middle, beautiful sandy beaches and port cranes all visible. I cannot recommend it enough.
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